Jega’s meeting with RECs postponed

Attahiru Jega

The meeting scheduled to hold between Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, and the nation’s 37 Resident Electoral Commissioners, initially slated for Wednesday, has been postponed to March 11.

The meeting was to let ‎Mr. Jega and his national commissioners receive feedback on the distribution of permanent voter cards in states of the federation, and discuss other preparations INEC is making for the forthcoming general elections.

INEC has announced it will, March 7, begin testing of the card readers , which are to be used for accreditation of voters, across the states.

It was gathered that INEC shifted the meeting so RECs could provide feedbacks on the testing of card readers on the new dates.

The Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman,‎ Kayode Idowu, confirmed the postponement as well and the new date of the meeting.

He explained that the meeting was not one between Mr. Jega and the RECs but the Commission’s “long scheduled operational meeting” slated to finalise preparations for the elections.

Before the meeting was postponed, there were suggestions that some of the RECs loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party-controlled Federal Government might pass a vote of no confidence on Mr. Jega.

The vote of no confidence was speculated to prepare the ground for government to remove Mr. Jega from office.

President Goodluck Jonathan has said he has no plan to sack the INEC chief except he does something wrong.

But Mr. Idowu maintained that the purported planned vote of no confidence ‎was not in the agenda of the meeting and not the reason for postponement.

He said the meeting was postponed so that the RECs could give Mr. Jega feedbacks on the card readers testing exercise billed to start on Saturday.


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  • Spoken word

    All these PDP guys against JEGA are bastards. When Jonathan won in 2011 and JEGA was the INEC Chairman, we did not hear any complaints from PDP. Now that the writing is on the wall and it is obvious PDP will lose the Presidential Election, all hell has broken loose. Bloody Bad losers.

    • Gaskiya

      Leave the bastards. They days are numbered. The political awareness we are witnessing in Nigeria is unprecedented and in few years all these bastard PDP politician can not even come close to leadership. Nigerians are going to become more matured and will be deciding who become their leaders. I am sensing that there might be Ghana style if these PDPigs continue to show lawlessness. I hope one day all these crooks will be killed by some group of patriotic soldiers or the masses themselves. Then we will have freedom in Nigeria.

    • spoken word, better keep those words unspoken stop looking at this in black and white my friend, are they the same years 2011 and 2015, postponing appointments here and there is for what reason.

      • Spoken word

        Kevin the skunk do you hear yourself speak.fake guy.go and sit down and continue sipping your palm wine.clueless clown.

        • ok, let me break it down for you, pick a fone call ur pops and tell him you wana go down on him, yep tell him you wana give him a BJ. that will calm your nerves.

          • Spoken word

            My dog already did that to your mother.and she enjoyed it.

  • udu henri

    jega should immediately resign, its obvious he is acting on a northern script.

    • Gaskiya

      In 2011 Jega acted on Jonathan script. Now Jonathan is devil so Jega can not associate with devil.

  • Gaskiya

    Thank you Jonathan. Please continue to destroy PDP so that by the time you are out of Aso Rock, PDP will disappear.

    • Etega

      Hope of taking back to dark ages right. When will u have sense?.

  • Patriotique

    If only the president had attributes as such like Jega has. I weep for country, but comfort myself that hope is on the way.

  • Aloy Matty

    So the end of d card reader is finally here? ok nah!

  • Emeka215

    This Jega guy is a serious mole for the APC, i don’t know what he’s turned into.

  • Nwaobilor

    All these old folks like Buhari and Tinubu looking for power will take Nigeria back to the dark ages.

  • Enumah

    Jega ride on with the hacking of those card readers all in the guise of testing.

  • chinwe davis

    Jega has been acting suspicious lately.

  • Nelson David

    call her to oda 4 wht reasons? re u not de same pple who said her husband z clueless. One gud turn deserves anoda

  • JEGA has been bribed , that’s the simple explanation for all this.

  • Am not surprised with his recent doings, maybe he has bitten from the APC’s forbidden fruit.

  • Dr Sam Nwiyordee

    Jega is beginning to act funny. Well, i pray he gives GEJ more reasons to replace him

    • uko bassey

      I pray so too

  • Blessing Ndubisi

    They should ensure the PVC’s are evenly spread across the nation.

  • geraldine jaja

    JEGA has been influenced by the APC, He should be sacked.

  • felicia jones

    I heard he is having secret meetings with some members of opposition.

  • bello isah

    Whatever plans Jega and his friends have will amount to nothing.

  • uko bassey

    JEGA has surely been poisoned by the bad fruits of the APC

  • ahmed

    JEGA is no good, He should be sacked